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Since opening on 10 August 2017, the Hospice’s volunteer-run ‘Cake Lounge’ has become a popular location for diners looking for light lunches and afternoon teas, as well as selling affordable gifts and greetings cards. And to say thank you, anyone visiting the Cake Lounge between Monday 13 and Saturday 18 August will be able to enjoy a free cake and complimentary glass of Bucks Fizz.

The Burringham Road-based Hospice is run as an independent charity to provide specialist care to people with any progressive life-limiting illness, and supports their family and carers during illness and into bereavement. As well as its Cake Lounge, it also runs retail outlets around Ashby, Brigg, Barton, Epworth, Messingham and Scunthorpe town centre

Lindsey Lodge Hospice Chief Executive Karen Griffiths said: “Our retail outlets are greatly supported by the local community and contribute over 30 per cent to our annual income.

“This venture was a little different for us, as it’s based right in the heart of our Hospice, which means that people who wouldn’t ordinarily visit us are able to come along and see what a wonderful place Lindsey Lodge is.”

She added: “Our catering team is renowned for providing a first class service to our patients and customers, and our five-star food hygiene rating was recently renewed.

“The Cake Lounge has recently introduced a new hot lunch selection, to add to the old favourites on our menu, so we hope customers – new and old – will come along and join us to celebrate our birthday week, knowing that every penny they spend goes towards providing specialist, free of charge, palliative care to patients and their families when they need it most.”

The Cake Lounge opens Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm. It is accessed via the Hospice’s main reception and there is ample car parking adjacent to the Hospice.

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